Zambian Referee Janny Sikazwe To Handle AFCON 2017 Final

Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe has been chosen to officiate the Africa Cup of Nations final between Cameroon and Egypt on Sunday.

Sikazwe, 37, was nominated for the 2015 Caf Referee of the Year award.

During the 2017 Afcon, he officiated Cameroon’s match against Burkina Faso in the group stage, which ended in a 1-1 draw, as well as their quarterfinal clash with Senegal, which saw the Indomitable Lions win 5-4 on penalties.

He was also the referee for the 2016 Fifa Club World Cup final between Real Madrid and Kashima Antlers in December, when he was at the centre of controversy, as he appeared to reach into his pocket to book Sergio Ramos for a second time before changing his mind.

The tournament’s final is scheduled to take place in Gabon’s capital Libreville on Sunday.

Egypt will be looking to win a record extending eighth title while Cameroon will be chasing their fifth Afcon crown.

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